Sunday, March 07, 2010
In the Midst of a Season to Remember
Tonight, the Hershey Bears defeated the Adirondack Phantoms, 4-2, to win their 23rd consecutive game on home ice, a professional hockey record. The win put the Bears ahead of the Muskegon Mohawks of the International Hockey League, who won 22 in a row in 1965-1966. It is the latest record in a record-setting season for the Bears, but it probably will not be the last one they set. There are a few ahead of them that are possible with 17 games left in the regular season...
Wins, season: 57, Binghamton Rangers, 1992-93 (Hershey has 49 with 17 games remaining)
Points, season: 124, Binghamton Rangers, 1992-93 (Hershey has 100 with 34 points yet available)
Fewest Losses (regulation), season: 13, Binghamton Rangers, 1992-93 (Hershey has 12)
Most Home Wins, season: 33, Fredericton Express, 1987-88; and Providence Bruins, 1998-99 (Hershey has 28 with seven home dates left)
Most Road Wins: 28, Providence Bruins, 2007-08 (Hershey has 21 with ten road games remaining)
Highest Points Percentage, season: .775, Binghamton Rangers, 1992-93 (Hershey is currently at .794)
Most Points Earned at Home, season: 68, Fredericton Express, 1987-88; and Providence Bruins, 1998-99 (Hershey currently has 58 with 14 points still available)
Most Points Earned on the Road, season: 59, Chicago Wolves, 2006-07; Providence Bruins, 2007-08 (Hershey has 42 with 20 points still available)
And there is still the big one sitting out there waiting for when the regular season ends... One for the big toe, the 11th Calder Cup in franchise history.